I LOVE Cinnamon Buns! Who doesn't!? When I'm walking in the mall, I can't help but always be induced with the fervent smell of the Cinnabon station that enticingly wants to lure me. Well, the irony is that I'm usually shopping and trying to feel my absolute best in the dressing room, so I rarely give into my inhibitions.
BUT KevinandAmanda have done it again and showed me one of the easiest ways to make your own cinnamon buns! This is perfect for a yummy morning treat, special brunch, or maybe that midnight snack. Whatever the case, they are too easy and require no guilt or excuses before or after making them.
Come on - just do it! Life is too short and complicated not to indulge.
What you need...
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, divided
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
What to do...
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the bottom of a pie plate. Add the brown sugar to the butter and stir to combine. Unroll crescent dough and pinch seams together to create one big sheet. Spread with remaining softened butter. Combine white sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the buttered dough. Roll the dough back up into a log, and cut into 8 cinnamon rolls. Place rolls in prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with any remaining cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with vanilla glaze (recipe follows) and serve warm. Store leftover cinnamon buns (who am I kidding??) at room temperature.
The Special Yummy Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons heavy cream (or 2 tablespoons milk + 1 tablespoon butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
With a fork, stir together sugar, cream, and vanilla until smooth and pourable. Add one tablespoon of milk if needed to thin. If using milk and butter instead of cream, heat the milk and butter in the microwave to melt the butter, then add to the sugar and stir in vanilla.